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ISLAND ROADS GETTING MIXED ATTENTION

Dec. 24, 2001 – With road repairs slated to start Jan. 7 on pothole-ridden Magens Bay Road, the only road to the popular Magens beach, two senators have written to Public Works Commissioner Wayne Callwood complaining about road conditions elsewhere.
Senate President Almando "Rocky" Liburd, a St. John resident, wrote a letter to Public Works Commissioner Callwood, about the "deplorable condition" of Bordeaux Road on his island.
"For many years, residents who have to traverse that road on a daily basis have complained about the safety hazards posed by that road," Liburd wrote.
"In a previous Legislature, monies were appropriated to repair the Bordeaux Road. To date, however, no substantial work has ever been done to that road," Liburd said, adding Bordeaux Road is part of the Federal Highway System.
Sen. Lorraine Berry wrote to Callwood about the "deplorable condition" of St. Peter Mountain Road between Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Four Corners, also known as Cross Roads, intersection. In one of the worst areas, west of Barrett Hill Road, motorists traveling east are forced onto the wrong side of the road on a curve to avoid enormous potholes that cover the entire northern side of the roadway.
Berry said she believes the road is under the Federal Highway System and therefore funds should be available for short-term repairs as well as ongoing maintenance.
While work is under way on Magens Bay Road, traffic will be restricted to one lane in at least two areas between Louisenhoj Castle and the beach — at the top of the hill by the castle and near the turnoff to Peterborg Road.
Flag crew members and signs will direct traffic in the restricted areas, according to a release from Callwood.
The Magens road project, which is federally funded, is expected to cost $1.6 million and take about six months to complete.
Callwood could not be reached Monday due to the government holiday break.

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Dec. 24, 2001 – With road repairs slated to start Jan. 7 on pothole-ridden Magens Bay Road, the only road to the popular Magens beach, two senators have written to Public Works Commissioner Wayne Callwood complaining about road conditions elsewhere.
Senate President Almando "Rocky" Liburd, a St. John resident, wrote a letter to Public Works Commissioner Callwood, about the "deplorable condition" of Bordeaux Road on his island.
"For many years, residents who have to traverse that road on a daily basis have complained about the safety hazards posed by that road," Liburd wrote.
"In a previous Legislature, monies were appropriated to repair the Bordeaux Road. To date, however, no substantial work has ever been done to that road," Liburd said, adding Bordeaux Road is part of the Federal Highway System.
Sen. Lorraine Berry wrote to Callwood about the "deplorable condition" of St. Peter Mountain Road between Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Four Corners, also known as Cross Roads, intersection. In one of the worst areas, west of Barrett Hill Road, motorists traveling east are forced onto the wrong side of the road on a curve to avoid enormous potholes that cover the entire northern side of the roadway.
Berry said she believes the road is under the Federal Highway System and therefore funds should be available for short-term repairs as well as ongoing maintenance.
While work is under way on Magens Bay Road, traffic will be restricted to one lane in at least two areas between Louisenhoj Castle and the beach -- at the top of the hill by the castle and near the turnoff to Peterborg Road.
Flag crew members and signs will direct traffic in the restricted areas, according to a release from Callwood.
The Magens road project, which is federally funded, is expected to cost $1.6 million and take about six months to complete.
Callwood could not be reached Monday due to the government holiday break.